I have many albums in Google Photos. (Maybe 200). I want to get a list of these albums along with their urls. How can I do this?
To put it in context, I want to send an email listing many of these albums to friends. As a workaround I can, in principle, click into each album in the Google Photos web interface. Then click "More options" then click "Sharing options" then click "COPY". Then I can paste this url somewhere. But that's an absolute best case of 5 or 6 clicks times 200. It's probably much higher.
Surely there is an API I can use in a hacky one-time sort of way to get a list of all of my albums. No? It seems like this should be simple. Can someone point me to the documentation that I'm not finding? I don't even see where in the world of Google to ask this question. I have found a similar question, but it's unanswered. It seems that today (2016-03-05) the Picasa Web Albums Data API is probably what I need. But I'm not sure.
My ideal solution is probably to have a simple script in a Google Sheet to grab a list of all Albums: Names in one column and public url (if it exists) in another column. But I'll settle for ANY way of getting a list of all my albums with their urls.
UPDATE: Sally, raised the possibility of screen scraping to get the answer. I love this idea! But I'm unable to use her idea, so I'm adding this angle to the question to provoke a clearer answer.
I'm able to list all of my shared albums at this url: https://photos.google.com/shared
I would like to obtain the public url for all of these albums. But the public url, which has this form: https://goo.gl/photos/Rw5gpSaD4ikadj6M9, is not found in the source code for the page. I must click into each album and then click "Share" to find the public url.
In short: obtaining the complete list of my shared albums with their public urls via API, screen scraping, or any other means would meet my requirement.